Sir William Holdsworth

(1871—1944) legal historian

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Sir William Holdsworth (1871–1944) was the Vinerian Professor of Law in the University of Oxford from 1922 to his death in 1944. He is best remembered as a legal historian, author of the monumental History of English Law which was published in sixteen volumes, four of them posthumous.


From The New Oxford Companion to Law in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Law.

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